Employment
I would like to work for Eerdmans Publishing. Are you hiring?

Yes! We're currently looking to fill two positions:
- Production Editor
- Junior Graphic Artist / Production Assistant

Production Editor

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company is seeking applications for a Production Editor. The Production Editor handles multiple book projects from edited manuscript to preparation of printer-ready files. The Production Editor works closely with other members of the production department as well as with members of the editorial, sales, and marketing departments to ensure that book projects are completed on time, within budget, and with high standards of accuracy and quality. This position requires a high level of independence, innovation, creativity, and flexibility.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate manuscripts for structure and presentation in print and electronic formats
  • Prepare manuscripts for editing by applying logical styling scheme
  • Prepare edited manuscripts for design and typesetting
  • Produce moderate to complex book projects through all stages of production with Adobe InDesign
  • Communicate and collaborate with Managing Editor and members of editorial, marketing, and design departments to maintain schedules and to resolve issues as they arise

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Strong proficiency with Adobe InDesign, especially with structured book-length documents
  • Strong proficiency with grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • 4-year college degree

Beneficial Skills

  • Experience in academic religious publishing
  • Knowledge of typography, graphic design, book manufacturing, printing, and production
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and other graphic design applications 
  • Experience with markup languages: InDesign Markup Language, HTML, XML, CSS

This is a full-time, in-house, exempt position located at our Grand Rapids, Michigan, offices. Travel is not required. The successful candidate can expect a competitive salary and benefits, including medical and dental insurance, 401(k), and paid time off. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, send a letter of application and a resume or curriculum vitae to employment@eerdmans.com with the subject line "Production Editor." Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Junior Graphic Artist / Production Assistant

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company is seeking applications for a Junior Graphic Artist / Production Assistant. The Junior Graphic Artist / Production Assistant is responsible for design, layout, and correction of books and various advertising and marketing materials. This position requires a high level of independence, innovation, creativity, and flexibility.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with adult and children's book production through all stages, from layout through final corrections, ensuring consistent styling throughout
  • Assist with design and production of various other materials including catalogs, posters, and print ads
  • Additional clerical tasks as required

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Strong proficiency with Adobe InDesign
  • Strong Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills
  • Strong visual and conceptual skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of typography and graphic design
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to take creative direction, to listen, to adapt, and to incorporate feedback
  • 4-year college degree, preferably a degree in graphic design or related experience
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision, to troubleshoot independently, to make reasoned decisions when necessary, and to understand when to elevate issues to manager

Beneficial Skills

  • Good technical knowledge of production and prepress including halftone sizing and adjustment, color correction, and black-and-white and color printing
  • Experience in book manufacturing, printing, and production
  • Experience in religious and children's publishing
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel

This is an entry-level position located at our Grand Rapids, Michigan, offices. This is a time-limited position with the possibility of permanent employment. Travel is not required. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, send a letter of application and a resume or curriculum vitae to employment@eerdmans.com with the subject line "Graphic Artist." Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Do you use freelance editors? If so, how can I get on this list?

We routinely use freelance help and from time to time need to add new talent to our pool. If you would like to work with us (and our wonderful authors!), please send your resume or CV and a cover letter to freelance@eerdmans.com highlighting your interests and relevant training, knowledge, and experience. We work with freelance editors, proofreaders, and indexers, and we are especially interested in freelancers who can read and edit biblical languages.

 

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